XFA-based adaptive forms that have the Adobe Document Cloud eSign services component configured provide a mechanism to apply electronic signatures after filling out the form.

The prerequisites to electronically sign any form are:

  • Enabled SSL on the server and open the form using the secure https protocol.
  • User who fills the form must have a valid email associated with their account.

The eSign services configuration used in the authored form must be available on the publishing server.

When a user fills the form, they can use the following screen to electronically sign the form:

An adaptive form with eSign services enabled
An adaptive form with eSign services enabled

Users can perform the following steps in the Adobe eSign services screen:

  1. Click 'Sign In 1 Location(s)'. A dialog box appears that lets users enter their signature. 

    EchoSign dialog box
    eSign services dialog box

  2. Do one of the following actions:

    • Use any of the listed social networking user name as the signature. To do so, click one of the social media icons in the dialog box and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Draw the signature. To do so, click 'I Would Like To Draw My Signature' at the bottom of the dialog box.
  3. Click Apply to apply the signature and close the dialog box.

  4. To complete signing the form, click Click To e-sign at the end of the form.

    The Click to e-sign button to complete the signature
    The Click to e-sign button to complete the signature


    As soon as users click the Click To e-sign button, the Adaptive Form moves to the next panel if no error occurs in the signing process.

    The electronic signature is reflected in the form after it is submitted.

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